Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Feb 2009 23:15 UTC
Gnome A very, very long time ago I personally advocated the inclusion of a certain feature into GNOME. We set up a poll at OSNews, which resulted in a very, very resounding "yes!" from the OSNews community - many of which are GNOME users. The feature in question was the global application menubar, which allowed the GNOME desktop to have a menu bar atop the screen similar to that of Mac OS X. The poll is long gone, the debate thread in the Bugzilla has died out, and no decision has yet been made. I wanted to know where this feature stands, and how much the developers have improved it, and I was in for a surprise.
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RE: Global menu bar in X?
by YEPHENAS on Sat 14th Feb 2009 18:34 UTC in reply to "Global menu bar in X?"
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Instead of the global menu bar (which I think is a superb idea) being part of Gnome, could this be pushed up to the X server or window manager possibly?

If the global menu bar were part of X or the window manager, would this make it easier for non-gtk apps to use it?

The global menu has a D-Bus interface. Every non-Gtk+ app can serve it. So it is easy. They just have to do it.

Edited 2009-02-14 18:35 UTC

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